CHOCOLATE CAKES….. YUMMY ! By Folake Ogunnaike!


I can’t believe it’s taking me this long to get around writing about chocolate cakes considering the fact that baking one is my passion.

I learnt how to bake more than 5 years ago. My mum taught me and over the years I have improved on them. I have learnt to channel my creativity into making them more delicious.

I bake cakes but I love and enjoy baking chocolate cakes and I do bake them on a regular. In 12 months, I have made close to 10 chocolate cakes and seeing this blog is the place where i can put my stuff. I thought it was time to officially start keeping the records here.

I don’t think I’m an expert in baking chocolate cakes but i have had a couple of them and mine’s still my favorite.

Here’s a recipe on how to make a very yummy Chocolate cake;


3 cups packed brown sugar

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup baking cocoa

1 tablespoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups sour milk

1 1/3 cups boiling water



1/2 cup butter or margarine

3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

5 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup sour cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In a mixing bowl, add brown sugar and butter for about 15mins on high speed, till it’s creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy.  Blend in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add alternately with sour milk to creamed mixture.

Mix on low just until combined. Stir in water until blended. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in., round baking pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes.

Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

For frosting, in a medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat.

Cool several minutes.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, sour cream and vanilla.

Add chocolate mixture and beat until smooth.

Frost cooled cake.

Bon Appetite!

About 'Joyin

‘Joyin is an experienced Professional Accountant. She loves her career as an accountant and hopes to improve the accounting profession with values such as Integrity and Objectivity. She trained as a professional make up artist at House of Tara, International. 'Joyin is also a wife to a fantastic man. This blog is a lifestyle blog which features Life Stories, Fictional stories, articles about make up and other topics that are of interest. Contributions from other writers and bloggers are welcome, as well. If you would like to contribute to this cause by sharing some useful articles, advice and tips, please mail mojoyin[at]arewa-ng[dot]com ‘Joyin looks forward to reading from you.

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